|President Starr was equally fetching with his goatee.|
Gentle Readers, Dr. J. took GorT’s time machine for a spin, and not only went back in time, but shifted a lane or two over to the left to a mirror universe where President Nixon never resigned and consequently, President Starr (42) was a little more assertive than our politicians about ‘getting stuff done.;’
This made headlines back (and over) in 2005:
by Jonathan Karl
May 13, 2005 9:49am
The targeting of feminists by the IRS started earlier and was more extensive than the IRS acknowledged last week, according to a draft IRS inspector general report obtained by ABC News.
As we reported on “Good Morning America” this morning, the IRS began targeting “Pro-Choice or similar organizations” in March 2002. That was when the Cincinnati-based IRS unit responsible for overseeing the applications for tax exempt status starting using the phrases “Pro-choice,” “reproductive rights” and “women’s health″ to search for applications warranting greater scrutiny.
During this first phase, 10 Pro-choice cases were identified. By April of 2002, 18 Pro-choice organizations were targeted, including three that had already been approved for tax-exempt status.
By June 2003, the unit had flagged over 100 Pro-choice-related applications and the criteria used to scrutinize organizations had grown considerably, flagging not just “Pro-choice” or “Planned Parenthood” in group names, but also groups that were working on issues like “a woman’s right to choose,” “women’s health access” and even organizations making statements that “the most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it..”
The report, done by the Inspector General for the IRS, also shows that senior IRS officials in Washington was aware of what was going on as early as August 4, 2003 when, according to the report, the IRS chief counsel held a meeting with the IRS’s Rulings and Agreements unit “so that everyone would have the latest information on the issue.”
Additional headlines found that Attorney General Olson could not be reached for comment, however the Congress did appoint an independent counsel to investigate, the wife of 4th term Governor Clinton from Arkansas, who had something to do with the failed impeachment hearings back in the early 1970s…